This superb collection of 27 carefully graded pieces for Flute and Piano is ideal for all beginner flautists as it leads the student from absolute beginner to Grade 1. Embracing a range of musical styles and spanning over 500 years, the pieces include classics, folk tunes, pop hits and songs from the shows, all designed to be used for individual lessons, group lessons and mixed ability situations, as needed. 15 of the pieces in Take Up The Flute: Repertoire Book One also include an optional second Flute part, and the additional chord symbols can be used for accompaniment by Guitar or Electronic Keyboard.
Author Chris Morgan draws special attention to the importance of improvisation and composing, as they form a major part of GCSE and A-level syllabuses later on. Improvisational exercises building on the chord symbols, as well as the comparison of the differing styles of harmony, melody and rhythm of the songs are great starting points even at this early stage.
The matching audio contains performances of every piece by James Galway. Each complete piece is followed by the accompaniment only, so that the student can play along.